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Intro to White Water Kayaking – Learning the Basics

Dave Clark

Have you ever wanted to try white water kayaking? Whether you’re an adrenaline junky looking for another extreme sport to quench your thirst, or like leisurely cruising down rivers with the sun on your shoulders, white water kayaking is the next outdoor recreational activity you should try! This class is designed to teach you the basics of white water kayaking: …

Kayak Roll Class

Dave Clark

Being able to roll your kayak back up after you tip over is essential in reaching the advanced level of white water kayaking as well as play paddling. This class will teach you the mechanics of the eskimo roll, with several variations. I’ll provide instructions, as well as pictures from the book that tought me. This class is for experienced …

Intro to White Water Kayaking – Learning the Basics

Dave Clark

Have you ever wanted to try white water kayaking? Whether you’re an adrenaline junky looking for another extreme sport to quench your thirst, or like leisurely cruising down rivers with the sun on your shoulders, white water kayaking is the next outdoor recreational activity you should try! This class is designed to teach you the basics of white water kayaking: …

Kayak Roll Session

Case Taintor

This is a class for people to learn how to do the standard kayak roll. A roll is getting your kayak right-side up after being flipped. You do not need experience to do this — but come with a good attitude since we only have an hour in there! If you sign up for this, you MUST be on time. …

Kayak Roll Session

Case Taintor

This is a class for people to learn how to do the standard kayak roll. A roll is getting your kayak right-side up after being flipped. You do not need experience to do this — but come with a good attitude since we only have an hour in there! If you sign up for this, you MUST be on time. …

Intro to White Water Kayaking – Learning the Basics on Flatwater

Dave Clark

Have you ever wanted to try white water kayaking? Whether you’re an adrenaline junky looking for another extreme sport to quench your thirst, or like leisurely cruising down rivers with the sun on your shoulders, white water kayaking is the next outdoor recreational activity you should try! This class is designed to teach you the basics of white water kayaking: …

Kayak Roll Session

Case Taintor

This is a class for people to learn how to do the standard kayak roll. A roll is getting your kayak right-side up after being flipped. You do not need experience to do this — but come with a good attitude since we only have an hour in there! If you sign up for this, you MUST be on time. …

Kayak Roll Session

Case Taintor

We are trying something new here. We have gotten pool time in a local pool for a weekly roll class! This is a class for people to learn how to do the standard kayak roll. A roll is getting your kayak right-side up after being flipped. You do not need experience to do this — but come with a good …

Intro To White Water Kayaking – Learning The Basics

Dave Clark

Have you ever wanted to try white water kayaking? Whether you’re an adrenaline junky looking for another extreme sport to quench your thirst, or like leisurely cruising down rivers with the sun on your shoulders, white water kayaking is the next outdoor recreational activity you should try! This class is designed to teach you the basics of white water kayaking: …

Intro To White Water Kayaking – Learning The Basics

Dave Clark

Have you ever wanted to try white water kayaking? Whether you’re an adrenaline junky looking for another extreme sport to quench your thirst, or like leisurely cruising down rivers with the sun on your shoulders, white water kayaking is the next outdoor recreational activity you should try! This class is designed to teach you the basics of white water kayaking: …

Kayak Roll Class

Dave Clark

Being able to roll your kayak back up after you tip over is essential to getting over the beginner level of white water kayaking. This class will teach you the mechanics of the eskimo roll, with several variations. I’ll provide instructions, as well as pictures from the book that tought me. This class is for experienced paddlers who want to …

Kayak Roll Class: Learn how to flip yourself back up!

Case Taintor

Roll Class taught by the Outdoor Rec center. Dates for the class are Tuesday, March 18th, Thursday March 20th and Tuesday March 25th from 8-10 PM. Participants will learn how to get out of their boat (called a wet-exit), how to upright themselves using another’s boat, and how to flip themselves upright after flipping without any outside assistance! Outdoors at …

Kayak Outfitting/Repair

Case Taintor

If you want to start kayaking, getting the gear for it is something you have to do at some point. I will go over the essentials as well as the things that are good to have. For instance, information on types of paddles, types of spray skirts, etc. After going over all the gear that you would want to get, …

Intro to White Water Kayaking – Learning the Basics

Dave Clark

In order to learn how to maneuver your kayak in white water, you must first learn how to paddle. We’ll spend Sunday at Beaver Creek learning the basics of kayaking – the forward stroke, wet exiting, rescue and recovery techniques, and some maneuvers that you use on the river. After this lesson, you will be qualified to test your skills …

Kayak Roll Class

Dave Clark

The eskimo roll is a necessary tool for advanced white water kayaking. If you want to learn how to roll your boat back up after flipping over, come out to Beaver Creek this Friday night for a couple of hours. I’ll be teaching the techniques involved in 2 different types of rolling – the sweep roll and the hip-snap roll. …

Intro to White Water Kayaking – Learning the Basics

Dave Clark

In order to learn how to maneuver your kayak in white water, you must first learn how to paddle. We’ll spend Sunday at Beaver Creek learning the basics of kayaking – the forward stroke, wet exiting, rescue and recovery techniques, and some maneuvers that you use on the river. At the end of each session we’ll spend a few minutes …

Intro to White Water Kayaking – Learning the Basics

Dave Clark

Finally! ‘Tis the season for those interested in learning how to white water kayak, to get out there and do it. The water is nice ‘n comfortable, the air is warm…and though the forecast call for thunder storms, its only at a 40% chance. I’ll be out at Beaver Creek on Saturday (6/12) with a few boats and will be …

Flat Water Paddling

Dave Clark

This trip is for anyone who likes to paddle or wants to learn. I’ll have the boats out at Beaver Creek where I’ll spend some time with basic instructions including the forward stroke, maneuvering the boat, recovery techniques, T-rescues, and the eskimo roll. You can sign up if you’re a complete beginner and want to learn the basics, if you …

Kayak Roll Class

Dave Clark

This Saturday I’ll be at Walnut Creek teaching the Eskimo roll to anyone who wants to learn to roll their white water kayak back up after it tips over. In order to participate you must be comfortable under the water in a boat and are prepared for cold water conditions. Dress warm, in layers, and bring lots of warm fuzzy …

Intro to kayak paddling at Walnut Creek

Dave Clark

This trip is intended for complete beginners – those who have never been in a white water kayak. Do NOT sign up if you have white water kayaked before. If you want to run down a river through rapids, learning the basic techniques first is a must. We’ll spend a couple hours at Walnut Creek Park learning and practicing basic …

Learning How to Paddle and Roll a White Water Kayak

Dave Clark

With the weather getting colder and the days getting shorter, I’ll probably only do one or two more intro to kayaking classes – one this Saturday and perhaps one next week (unless we get a lot of interest for winter kayaking…we have wetsuits! :). This trip is intended for complete beginners – those who have never been in a white …

Intro to White Water Kayaking – Learning the Basics

Dave Clark

In order to learn how to maneuver your kayak in white water, you must first learn how to paddle. We’ll spend Sunday at Beaver Creek learning the basics of kayaking – the forward stroke, wet exiting, rescue and recovery techniques, and some maneuvers that you use on the river. At the end of each session we’ll spend a few minuted …

Whitewater Workshop/Roll Class

Case Taintor

This will be a paddling workshop which will focus on the basics of paddling, such as paddling straight, the different paddle strokes, wet exiting and assisted rescues. Time permitting, the common C-to-C roll will be taught. The ‘roll’ is used to right oneself after being flipped over, without any outside help. No experience needed! You will need to bring something …